6 05, 2021

Design+Dialogue: Starting Your Own Firm

By |2021-05-06T15:33:12-07:00May 6, 2021|Design + Dialogue|

COVID has changed a lot for the architecture and interior design industry.  One of the major changes I am speaking to candidates about is how they can start their own firm.  They are taking the opportunity, and the cash they have saved, to go on their own. In this Deisgn+Dialogue [...]

4 05, 2021

Ways Architecture Firms Can Support Working Parents

By |2021-05-04T21:14:50-07:00May 4, 2021|Architecture, Blog, Employer Branding, Employment, Industry Update, Leadership, Trends|

More than half of families have two working parents. Although there are plenty of financial advantages associated with both parents working, it can also be challenging for working parents to balance their personal and professional obligations, especially when many schools and daycares are virtual. It's equally essential for architecture firms [...]

27 04, 2021

How Emotional Intelligence Can Help You Love Your Job

By |2021-04-27T04:55:53-07:00April 27, 2021|Architecture, Blog, Employment, Interior Design, Leadership, Trends|

Although some candidates are fortunate enough to land their dream design position, most people often find themselves doing things that they didn’t fully anticipate performing on the job. Nearly everybody is trying to find a healthy balance between the demands in their personal and professional lives. Fortunately, improving your emotional [...]

20 04, 2021

How to Resign from Your Job Gracefully

By |2021-04-16T12:46:58-07:00April 20, 2021|Architecture, Blog, Employment, Interior Design, Leadership, Portfolio, Trends|

Change is afoot!  The pandemic has created a seismic shift in every industry.  The same goes for Architecture.  Many designers are moving to find a dream job, be closer to family, or a lower cost of living. When it is time to change, you need to resign.  And it is [...]

15 04, 2021

What Architecture Leaders Want to See in Your Portfolio

By |2021-04-16T12:35:08-07:00April 15, 2021|Architecture, Blog, Employment, Interior Design, Leadership, Portfolio, Trends|

Architects and Interior Designer have the great advantage and the great curse of providing a professional portfolio as part of their overall personal brand.  But what should be in a portfolio?  What are leaders looking for? When building a portfolio for your next job application, what should you try to [...]

8 04, 2021

Design+Dialogue: My Plant Is Dead!

By |2021-04-08T11:19:09-07:00April 8, 2021|Design + Dialogue|

Each month I post a video on the changing dynamics the Architecture and Design Industry is facing and the pandemic ends and the work force shift, again, to a new way of business. After speaking with firms across the country over the last month, we might be headed back to [...]

6 04, 2021

AI Trends That Are Changing the Design Industry

By |2021-04-06T10:15:01-07:00April 6, 2021|Architecture, Blog, Employment, Firm Managment, Interior Design, Leadership, Trends|

As in many other industries, artificial intelligence is revolutionizing architecture and design. AI-based technology makes it easier for design teams to collaborate, improve efficiency, improve profitability, and more. Here are three current trends in artificial intelligence affecting architecture and design right now. Neural Network Application In architecture, neural networks consist [...]

30 03, 2021

The Executive Skills You Need for Design Leadership

By |2021-04-06T10:16:02-07:00March 30, 2021|Architecture, Blog, Employment, Firm Managment, Interior Design, Leadership, Trends|

In addition to design skills, there are many other skills necessary to succeed in the architecture and design fields, especially as you move into leadership roles. Here are some of the most critical executive skills that can help you thrive as an architecture and design leader. Project Management Management skills [...]

24 03, 2021

Design+Dialogue: We’re Going To Disney

By |2021-03-24T11:11:56-07:00March 24, 2021|Design + Dialogue|

Teams have become a critical infrastructure for firms during the pandemic.  As I have been connecting with leaders across the county, discussing how the team dynamic will move forward as we recover, it became clear that rewarding the team is an important piece of the puzzle. In this Design+Dialogue I [...]

23 03, 2021

4 Ways to Elevate Your Team’s Performance

By |2021-04-06T10:17:00-07:00March 23, 2021|Architecture, Blog, Employment, Firm Managment, Interior Design, Leadership, Trends|

Admit it; the bedrock of every successful business is its most prized assets: the workforce. A high-performing team makes for improved productivity. This, in turn, fosters growth beyond the competition and sustained longevity. As an architecture or design firm, you want your business to grow. But if your team is [...]

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